Ben Goldfarb Author Talk and Book Signing
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Thursday, August 2, 2018
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us as Ben Goldfarb discusses his recently released book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.
In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”—including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens—recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them.
Ben Goldfarb is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. His work has been featured in Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, VICE, Audubon Magazine, Modern Farmer, Orion, World Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American, Yale Environment 360, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is a 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology journalist fellow.
This program is part of The Ridgefield Library’s Libraries Rock adult summer reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library. and is co-sponsored by the Library, Books on the Common and Ridgefield Conservation Commission.